Religious education is fundamental to the curriculum at Aranmore Catholic Primary School as is the sacramental development of a child.
The Catholic children receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Year 3), First Holy Communion (Year 4) and Confirmation (Year 6). By the nature of their mission and mandate, Aranmore Catholic Primary School supports families and the parish in the preparation of children to receive the sacraments.
An important feature of the Sacramental programme is the Sacramental Buddy system whereby children throughout the school are buddied up with a child within the Sacramental programme. These buddies write a prayer, visit, draw pictures, make cards etc for their special buddy and pray for them during the preparation period.
SACRAMENTAL DATES 2018
All Sacraments Preparation Night: Wednesday 4 April 7.00pm St Mary’s (Yrs 3, 4 & 6)
Commitment & Enrolment Masses for All Sacraments: Saturday 7 April & Sunday 8 April
- Confirmation Parent Night 1: Wednesday 11 April 7pm at St Mary’s Church
- Confirmation Parent Night 2: Thursday 10 May 7pm St Mary’s Church
- Confirmation Retreat & Rehearsal Day: Saturday 12 May 1.30pm – 4.30pm
- Sacrament of Confirmation: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May
- Reconciliation Parent Night 1: Wednesday 25 July 7pm at St Mary’s Church
- Reconciliation Parent Night 2: Thursday 16 August 7pm at St Mary’s Church
- Reconciliation Retreat & Rehearsal Day: Saturday 18 August 1.30pm – 3.30pm St Mary’s Church
- Sacrament of Reconciliation Night: Thursday 23 August FIRST EUCHARIST
- Parent Night 1: Thursday 2 August 7pm at St Mary’s Church
- Holy Communion Parent Night 2: Wednesday 29 August 7pm at St Mary’s Church
- Holy Communion Retreat & Rehearsal Day: Saturday 8 September 1.30-4.30pm at St Mary’s Church
- Sacrament of First Communion: Saturday 1
These dates are also listed in the School Calendar and online Calendar of Events